English: Creating Atmosphere through Prose (Great Expectations)

Stream until Tue 1st Mar
20 mins
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Imogen WoolrichHost: Imogen is an English and Drama teacher who trained at the Institute of Education in London. She has been teaching for 10 years and currently runs the Education department of a theatre in the North West of England. Imogen has got lots of experience exploring plays and novels in exciting and engaging ways.

In this class we are going to explore some of the techniques that the author uses to present a sense of place, time and mood from an extract in Charles Dickens’ gothic and glorious novel, ‘Great Expectations.' We will then spend some time analysing the techniques the author uses to create a sense of atmosphere.

The skills students learn in this class can then be applied to other texts across their English studies and give them confidence in answering exam questions.

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Key takeaways:
  • An understanding of some new vocabulary.
  • An overview of authorial techniques used to create a picture in the reader’s mind.
  • How to read a passage closely.
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students, especially those in Years 10-11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar.
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